RADAR: Poliça

Vocalist Channy Leaneagh and producer/electronica wiz Ryan Olson (GAYNGS) have merged their particular talents for dreamy alt-pop with a subtle, beat-friendly R+B tip with the formation of Poliça and a mesmerizing new album Give You The Ghost arriving January 24. We knew they must be doing something right when we heard Leaneagh's subtley auto-tuned vocals and didn't have our usual reaction (disgust, dismay, disinterest) -- maybe it's the killer, hooky melodies, maybe it just fits with the whole updated lush trip-hop feel, but for some reason it just works. Bon Iver's Mike Noyce guests on the swirlingly percussive and atmospheric "Lay Your Cards Out" while "Dark Star" percolates with a driving back beat, chunky keyboards and a bass line guaranteed to tickle your subwoofer. Watch the "live in the studio" peformance of "Wandering Star" below...

Poliça - "Lay Your Cards Out" (feat. Mike Noyce) (from Give You The Ghost)

Poliça - "Dark Star" (from Give You The Ghost)

Free downloads of both tracks here...